Cicilia Buchanan

  • Global Visual Designer
  • Irvine, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Global Wireless Entertainment
  • Junior Graphic Designer at Blink Studio Australia

Education

University of Sydney, Master of Arts (M.A.), Multimedia Design

Background

Summary

http://inkstorypaperie.com/ I’m a graphic designer with over fifteen years’ experience in branding, visual communications, product development locally and globally. Translated clients’ visions, applying clients’ brand and design aesthetic across multiple design platforms. An achiever paid attention to detail and performed well in a fast-paced industry with different deadlines, have a strong understanding of layout and typography. Excellent analytical and conceptual skills, able to articulate design rationale to internal teams and clients; providing art direction and design feedback. Successfully handle design projects, from ads to print collateral; to packaging and to digital components; and enhanced product marketing and brand awareness via print, online and social media. I’m blessed to have worked on inspiring projects while networking with many influential and creative individuals. Some were designing for Me and My BIG Ideas, the launching of a Bourbon brand with Bobby Flay, designing a stationery for the famous First Lady of Copley Plaza Peggy Dray at historic Boston hotel, designing corporate identity for an architecture firm in Asia, designing the entire bridal suite for the marketing Visa director, and designing stationery for a private wedding at the famous Uluru, Australia, and a brand identity for a dairy farmer in Northern Ireland. I am open to networking and career opportunities. If your company is looking for a Graphic/ VIsual Designer to join your creative team, I can be reached via LinkedIn or at c.buchanan79@gmail.com CORE STRENGTH Graphic Designer | Visual Communication | Brand Identity | Creative Direction | Brand Development Adobe Creative Suite | Social Media | Packaging | Global Marketing | Illustration Technical proficiency: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, WordPress Elementor. Payment: Receiving FIATS and cryptocurrencies

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Design Unfurls

    April 2002 – Present(17 years 6 months)Orange County, California Area

    Online boutique stationery and graphic design service Pro-actively communicate with clients to determine marketing and design vision, budgets, deliverable timeframes and resolving customer service issues. Designed, printed, cut, assembled and sent final artworks to clients locally and internationally. Developed branding material for the launching of a Bourbon brand for Bobby Flay. Created stationery for First Lady of Copley Plaza Peggy Dray at historic Boston hotel. Designed branding collaterals for Paul Dahong architect in Asia.

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  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Prestige WorldsWide

    February 2018 – Present(1 year 8 months)Greater Nashville Area, TN

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Ink Story Paperie

    January 2016 – Present(3 years 9 months)

    Passionate in utilizing Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress Elementor to deliver high-quality works on tight schedules. Product Development: Produced eye catching content as well as managed ongoing conversation to engage and improve brand awareness across all social media channel. Created high-quality business collateral including logos, presentation boards, press release, packaging, stationery, expo banners, catalogs, invitations, brochures, posters, web assets and sent final artwork to vendors to produce.

  • Graphic Designer

    RUHM Luxury Marketing

    May 2017 – Present(2 years 5 months)

    Assistant to the CEO Managed executive calendar, setting up meetings, prioritized emails, utilized discretion and judgment at all times in dealing with executive’s direct reports, as well as communication with clients via telephone and email. Drafted correspondence, conducted online and marketing research and managed communications via Slack and ProsperWorks CRM. Freelance Graphic Designer Developed stunning brand development, media/ press release, graphic design, stationery, presentation materials and designing blueprints/ floor plants for luxurious estates.

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  • Graphic Designer

    Global Wireless Entertainment

    2006 – 2006Greater San Diego Area

    Graphic design & multimedia | Illustrations Sourcing, compositing, and retouching images for print and web. Developed business collateral including presentation displays, brochures, and web assets to promote their video games applications.

  • Junior Graphic Designer

    Blink Studio Australia

    2003 – 2004Sydney, Australia

    Created print collaterals and packaging for local clients. Developed Flash – short animations and short films. Designed wedding stationery for local weddings

  • Junior Graphic Designer

    Jawa Pos

    2001 – 2002Surabaya Area, East Java, Indonesia

    Designed magazine layouts, drawing illustrations and photo retouching. Created printed materials, including billboards and corporate identities. Inspired other designers to be more creative in print design.

Education

  • University of Sydney

    Master of Arts (M.A.), Multimedia Design

    2004 – 2006

  • University of Southern California

    Visitor Scholar, Film and Digital Cinematography Class

    2005 – 2005

    Attended Summer Program: Graphic controller, film-editing, short filmmaker, cameraman, camera assistant, and runner. Working on set, casting, and producing short films using 16mm film, 35mm film, DV, HDV

  • Swinburne University of Technology

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Design and Visual Communications, General

    2002 – 2004

  • Billy Blue College of Design

    Advance Diploma of Graphic Design, Graphic Design

    2000 – 2002

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Indonesian

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Small Business
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Arts
  • Packaging Artwork
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design and Visual Arts
  • Banners
  • Custom Facebook Pages
  • Retail Packaging
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Computer Graphics
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Watercolor Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Branding & Identity
  • Ideas Development
  • Computer Graphics Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • Corporate Identity
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Packaging
  • Weddings
  • Page Layout
  • Australasia
  • Mixed Media
  • Instagram
  • Prezi
  • Visual Arts
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Packaging Design
  • WordPress
  • Creative Arts
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Watercolor
  • Vector Illustration
  • Social Media Marketing

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Children Ministry

    Hillsong Church

    2000 – 2002Children

  • TV Assistant and Cameraman

    Hillsong Church

    2002 – 2006Arts and Culture

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Compass Bible Church

    2016 – Present

Causes Cicilia cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Poverty Alleviation